Mar 20, 2011

Potato Shallot Thoran

Potato - Shallot Thoran ( Potato ani Piyyava Sukke )

Serves: 2 - 3

You will need

100 g small onions ( shallots / chuvannulli / sambar onion ), finely chopped
2 potatoes, cut into cubes and boil separately
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

For Seasoning:

2 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin ( jeera ) seeds
1/2 teaspoon urad dal

For coconut mixture:

1/4 cup ( 3 tablespoon ) grated coconut
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Mix grated coconut with red chilli powder and turmeric powder.


Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to pop, add jeera ( cumin seeds ) and urad dal. Saute for 1 - 2 minutes.

Add chopped onions. Fry on a low heat for 2 - 3 minutes on a low heat till light pink in color.

Add boiled potato cubes. Stir well.

Mix with grated coconut mixture and add salt to taste.

Do not add water. Stir occasionally.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes until done / fragrant / water dries up.

Serve as a side dish with Rice.

Crispy Murukku from Sri Krishna Sweets, Chennai


Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious Thoran,nice combo with Potato and Shallot...

Tina said...


Priya said...

Thoran looks super delicious..

Annie said...

This is awesome!